Yesterday morning, Angelic Jenkins discovered that someone had broken into her food truck and stolen the generator. She was devastated. Today, thanks to the Charlottesville community, she has a new one. No less than forty donors responded to an online fundraiser, quickly raising the $1,000 needed for a new generator. Donors included staff from Public Fish & Oyster, Lampo, Prime 109, Quality Pie, The Tennesseean Steakhouse, Brasserie Saison, Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar, Splendora’s Gelato, and more.
“Just amazing,” said Jenkins. “I get emotional when I talk about this because I didn’t realize that many people notice, or that many people cared. And they do.”
She is not out of the woods yet, though. Without a generator yesterday, Angelic’s lost an entire day of sales, a tough blow for a food business just getting off the ground. But, Angelic’s is open today and you can help her recoup the lost revenue simply by patronizing her truck. And, bring a friend. The truck is at the bottom of Pantop’s mountain at the corner of Long Street and 250, 11:30 am – 7 pm. Eating fried fish and chicken seems like a good way to lend a hand.
Thank you, Charlottesville. As I’ve said before about our community, “when one has a need, others rush to fill it.”